'How do they sleep at night?' - Miranda Kerr accuses Facebook of 'stealing' fiancé Evan Spiegel's Snapchat ideas
Miranda Kerr has accused Facebook of “stealing” Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel's ideas.
The 33-year-old Australian supermodel - who is engaged to 26-year-old Spiegel - said she was "appalled" by the way Facebook copies Snapchat's features.
“I cannot stand Facebook,” Kerr said in an interview with The Times. “Can they not be innovative? Do they have to steal all of my partner’s ideas?"
"When you directly copy someone, that’s not innovation. It’s a disgrace. How do they sleep at night?”
Facebook owns picture sharing site Instagram, which launched a new feature called "Stories" last August.
The feature strongly resembles the Snapchat section of the same name - and allows users to create slideshows of videos and photos that disappear after 24 hours.
Kerr, a regular Snapchat and Instagram user, met the self-made billionaire after the end of her marriage to actor Orlando Bloom.
They starting dating in 2015 and are due to marry later this year.
Snap, the owner of the popular Snapchat app, is expected to go public early this year, vying for a $25bn valuation.
Snap has made a push into news and entertainment content, a strategy that heightened competition with social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
In 2015, it began sharing video and articles from TV networks such as CNN and ESPN on a feature called Snapchat Discover.
It also signed deals in 2016 with media companies such as Walt Disney Co and Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal to have them produce original shows for Snapchat.
Facebook have been contacted for comment.